Places to visit from Craobh Marina
A bustling town known as the “Gateway to the Isles”. The harbour is one of the centres on the West Coast for ferries to the islands of Mull, Iona, Colonsay and Tiree. A short walk up the hill to McCaigs Tower, the Roman Colosseum like structure, is a must where you can drink in the view.
Take a boat trip out to witness these whirlpools. The innumerable reefs and troughs in the Sound create terrific tidal flows, up-thrusts and eddies until finally in the Gulf there is a huge hole 219 metres deep and a pinnacle of rock which rises to 29 metres below the surface which all contribute to the legendary maelstrom.
The museum is the right place to start a visit to Kilmartin Glen. There are in excess of 300 ancient monuments within six miles of the village of which up to 150 are prehistoric. Nearby are the remains of Dunadd Castle thought to have been an important place in Scotland between AD500-900.
The nine miles of canal between Ardrishaig and Crinan has 15 locks which meander through truly magnificient scenery steeped in history. There are miles of forest walks and cycle tracks for the more energetic.
A day trip by car from Craobh will take you to the historic town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. The first house was completed in 1793 and by 1820 the town looked much as it does today. Places to visit in the area are Inveraray Castle, Jail, Maritime Museum and the Bell Tower.